Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Chili's earthquake...

Saturday's quake in Chile was huge. 8.8 magnitude. Destruction was inevitable. However, due to strict construction standards many buildings remained upright, saving hundreds if not thousands of lives. Let's hope they can rebuild quickly. And pray that there are solutions for rebuilding Haiti- maybe the Chilean contractors need to be sent in to Haiti to construct solid well-engineered buildings.

Chile's stringent building codes helped avert an even greater loss of life from Saturday's massive earthquake, but the extensive use of adobe in the Andean nation's hardest-hit regions meant many structures were no match for the temblor's strength. Click on title to read full article.

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